The hand is the English equivalent of 'manus'. The Latin word is a feminine gender noun in the nominative singular, as the subject of the sentence. .
The Latin noun has many…, looser translations into English, such as 'strong arm, fist' as a symbol of force or effort. Another looser translation is 'power, jurisdiction'. Still another is 'the work of a hand' in the sense of an artist or craftsperson. Yet another is 'band, body of men'. And finally, it's the Latin word for 'the trunk of an elephant' or 'the grappling iron used in naval warfare'. (MORE)
this just tells you all about it: Manus Island tree-snail Papuina pulcherrima The Manus Island tree-snail eats mainly detritus or fungi and lichens growing on the… trees they live in. The snail can live in trees because water is plentiful and it is safe from being drowned, washed away during heavy rain or eaten by ground-foraging animals. The bright green tree-snail blends with the tree leaves and shelters in humid places-on foliage or in crevices in bark. If the humidity drops it can retreat into its shell to conserve moisture. The constant high humidity of the tropical rainforest allows breeding several times a year. Individuals have both male and female sexual parts but cannot self-fertilise. The eggs are larger and fewer in number than other species of snail because they are in a reliable environment where most young will survive. This snail, which is highly adapted to the rainforest environment, has a restricted distribution and could easily be exterminated if its habitat is destroyed. Locals did not collect or use the snails until tourists and shell collectors came to buy them, endangering the population. Introduced carnivorous snails (such as the giant African snail Achatina fulica ) brought into Papua New Guinea to control other pests quickly destroy native populations and are a threat to the tree-snail. (MORE)
Manu is Animal in English. In the name Manu Samoa, I can only surmise that Manu is used to describe the Team as Warriors with strength, power and fearlessness in them. Manu Sa…moa are at times referred to as Samoan Warriors (Toa Samoa). (MORE)